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question about impellers

eric <ericmeury@...>
 

any body have any advise about pulling and replacing the impellers on the volvo engine.

1. how often does one need to replace it and is there a special procedure/tool for replacing the impreller. I'm on a amel now and we are going to change the impeller before we head out. Ours "looks" fine but are thinking we should change it.

Thanks.


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amel.super.maramu@gmail.com <mailto:amel.super.maramu@gmail.com>


[Amel] Re: Greetings everyone!

Craig Briggs
 

Hi Walter and Fatima,
Now that you're heading off for some full time cruising, you may want to consider joining SSCA - the Seven Seas Cruising Association. You can browse their website: ssca.org and visit their Discussion
Board: forum.ssca.org/phpBB3/
One can just browse for a bit as you described doing on our Amel board here and, if SSCA appeals to you, go ahead and sign up. The DB is free, the membership is $50 US. You'll find many Amel owners and many world cruisers plus folks in all stages of cruising. We joined when we started cruising 10 years ago and have found it a great organizaiton.

73 - Craig and Katherine; Santorin #68 "Sangaris"


Re: [Amel] Dinghy davits

Richard Piller <richard03801@...>
 

Pat, we use davits that 'swing down" to pick up the ding. That way it stays clear of the aft deck.. When we are back to the boat after the holidays I'll measure the from the center of the lift point to the mounting.
Richard and Joan on Challenge SM 209




________________________________
From: sailw32 <sailw32@aol.com>
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Thu, December 31, 2009 3:15:13 PM
Subject: [Amel] Dinghy davits


Iam in the process of designing a arch/davit for my SM.I do not want to extend the davits further aft than necessary, however I also do not want my dinghy to come in contact with my recently awlgripped transom.I was thinking two feet beyond the bumper would be logical, based on half the width of a dinghy.Having no experience with davits,I was wondering if someone that did, might have an opinion on how far aft the lifting points should be so that the dinghy does'nt come into serious contact with the transom. Thanks, Pat SM 123







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Re: [Amel] Re: Greetings everyone!

walter gameiro <walter_300e@...>
 

Hi Susan and Tim
We hope you had a great Christmas and a better New Year's eve.

We belong to three different boating organizations in our area, by order or antiquity:
1- We are members of the FORT WORTH BOAT CLUB. I race every Sunday doing mostly foredeck on a J105. In case of need I have done all other positions too.
2- We are members TEXOMA SAILING CLUB at Grand Pappy Point Marina. We keep a Hunter 40' on the water for the past several years.
3- We are members of the US POWER SQUADRON.

On all these associations I do technical presentations on the Principles of Competitive Sailing froms hull care, to hydrodynamics, airdynamics, mast & rigg set up, sail trimming, driving, winds and shifts, weather etc. The basics physical principles we all need to know if we want to sail efficiently, racing or cruising.

We will be delighted to come over to Lewisville at anytime and receive you as our guests at Texoma Lake. We dont even winterise the boat, we sail yearround.

I have been sailing since the age of 12, and I promise you, that was a long time ago...
We started reading magazines describing, the basic problems and solutions of cruising. Then we started looking at sail boats in Boat shows, primarily Miami and Annapolis.
Then we consulted with one another to find out what is important for me and what is importante for Fatima. Man and wife will many times focus in different aspects of a sail boat. Like buying a house.

Once we determined what we were looking for, it became a question of looking around at the different aspects of design and construcction, and who designed what sail boat. What track record does that particular boat or design have? How many were build?
We have zeroed in on the Amel because it has precisely the characteristics that we are looking for. And it was desiged to be an offshore or passage sail vessel. Some vessels are not designed for blue water sailing, but have been adapted to do so.. One has to understand the differences.
Regularly we get out to St Martin, Antigua, St Barts, Belize, Guatemala, look at conditions on Rio Dulce, BVI and Spanish VI, to get accquainted with the sea motions and make sure that we all feel comfortable with them; get in a storm or two, check out the capabilities of us as a couple, sailing by ourselves.
Last step, was to become silent members of the owners blog/chat room and listen to the owners talking, we did that for several months, probably a year or so, we have disturbed nobody, just listened to what everyone had to say.  That told us about the problems, the solutions, and what year were those boats built. If it is very difficult to find parts or if you have a lot of unhappy owners, they will tell you, specially if they dont even know you are there.
Step before last, find a reputable person you can deal with and trust, to locate the right vessil for you. We have contaced Joel Potter, simply because, if you want an Amel, we believe he is the only right choice.
We did all of this and stopped looking for other boats. We only look for the right moment or opurtunity to come together. Well if one is a millionaire, than you just write a check and buy anew one.
It is not our case, so we have to use "all" our brain power and stay focused on "what" you really want and make it happen.
We plan to stay in the Caribbean for the first year, and go from there, if and when we both feel ok with that decision.

Best regards

Walter & Fatima.

 



________________________________
From: timandsusanallen <timandsusanallen@yahoo.com>
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Fri, January 1, 2010 10:45:51 PM
Subject: [Amel] Re: Greetings everyone!

 

Hi Walter & Fatima,

Do you belong to any sailing clubs in the DFW area? Where do you do your sailing in the area? When it warms back up, we'll be back on Lake Lewisville. I'm curious to know how you decided the Amel would be the right boat for you. I like your signature with the ??? for the SM #!

Susan
--- In amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com, walter gameiro <walter_300e@ ...> wrote:


HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EVERYONE ON THIS EXCLUSIVE CHAT ROOM.

We wish everybody fair winds and happy sailing for 2010.

Walter&Fatima, SM # ......?

PS- We live in Fort Worth TEXAS and we have joined the group probably in March or April.
We do not own an AMEL yet, but hopefully we are close to our dream.
The state pf the marketplace in the US this past 2009 did not help us at all.
I have been following all conversations but as a non owner, non expert we have abstained from participating. Hopefully we will do it soon.
GOOD LUCK Y'ALL.


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Re: Greetings everyone!

timandsusanallen <timandsusanallen@...>
 

Hi Walter & Fatima,

Do you belong to any sailing clubs in the DFW area? Where do you do your sailing in the area? When it warms back up, we'll be back on Lake Lewisville. I'm curious to know how you decided the Amel would be the right boat for you. I like your signature with the ??? for the SM #!

Susan

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, walter gameiro <walter_300e@...> wrote:


HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EVERYONE ON THIS EXCLUSIVE CHAT ROOM.

We wish everybody fair winds and happy sailing for 2010.

Walter&Fatima, SM # ......?

PS- We live in Fort Worth TEXAS and we have joined the group probably in March or April.
We do not own an AMEL yet, but hopefully we are close to our dream.
The state pf the marketplace in the US this past 2009 did not help us at all.
I have been following all conversations but as a non owner, non expert we have abstained from participating. Hopefully we will do it soon.
GOOD LUCK Y'ALL.


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Re: Greetings everyone!

walter gameiro <walter_300e@...>
 

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EVERYONE ON THIS EXCLUSIVE CHAT ROOM.

We wish everybody fair winds and happy sailing for 2010.

Walter&Fatima, SM # ......?

PS- We live in Fort Worth TEXAS and we have joined the group probably in March or April.
We do not own an AMEL yet, but hopefully we are close to our dream.
The state pf the marketplace in the US this past 2009 did not help us at all.
I have been following all conversations but as a non owner, non expert we have abstained from participating. Hopefully we will do it soon.
GOOD LUCK Y'ALL.


Dinghy davits

Patrick McAneny
 

Iam in the process of designing a arch/davit for my SM.I do not want to extend the davits further aft than necessary, however I also do not want my dinghy to come in contact with my recently awlgripped transom.I was thinking two feet beyond the bumper would be logical, based on half the width of a dinghy.Having no experience with davits,I was wondering if someone that did, might have an opinion on how far aft the lifting points should be so that the dinghy does'nt come into serious contact with the transom. Thanks, Pat SM 123


Re: SM 2001 for sale

timandsusanallen <timandsusanallen@...>
 

Hi,

We would like more info on your Amel. Your complete email does not show up in this message. Would you please email photos, pricing, current location of boat to timandsusanallen@mac.com.

Thanks!
Susan

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "BM2"<bluemarinemartin@...> wrote:


1st. Owner
Very Good Condition ; ready to sail.
Engine Volvo 2500 H.

Equipment (beyond standard):

AMEL Options : Watermaker 220 / 24 V. 60 L./H.
Inverter 1200 W.
3rd Fridge / Deep Freezer
Interphase forward sounder (sonar).
2nd motor for pilot + Girocompass.
Shaft Alternator
Anti-intrusion Alarm + Stainless steel door
King size double bed (1.5 M.) +cupboard
Black Waters Tanks
Complete Cover of Cockpit

Other: Sails by Worldwide leading international sailmakers: Northsail, Doyle, Quantum
Asymetrical spinaker with sock + storm Gib.
4 Anchors + 300 M. Rope
3.5 M. hard bottom Hypalon inflatable dinghy + 15 H.P. + 3.3 HP outboards.
100 A. Mastervolt Charger + 35 A. Dolfin
220 W. Solar Pannels
Shaft Alternator
660 Ah Trojan Golf Cart Service battery Bank (24 V.)
Diving Compressor Bauer
2 Diving Tanks + Complete gear
2 Foldable Canoes
SSB HF Radio + Pactor Modem + AIS Receiver
Maxsea Software
Comfortable Chart Table Seat
Numerous complementary storage arrangment
Numerous Spare Parts
Dishes .../ Spare parts / 2 bicycles / Around the World Nautical Guide Books....
Very well regularly maintained
Presently in Red Sea.
Full Specs and pictures on request at
bluemarinemartin@...
2009-12-15





Re: [Amel] SM 2001 for sale

hugh levins <hughlevins@...>
 

Hello BM2,

Response to your advertisement - reply waited from you with details.

Regards,

Hugh

On Tue, Dec 15, 2009 at 2:24 PM, BM2 <bluemarinemartin@gmail.com> wrote:




1st. Owner
Very Good Condition ; ready to sail.
Engine Volvo 2500 H.

Equipment (beyond standard):

AMEL Options : Watermaker 220 / 24 V. 60 L./H.
Inverter 1200 W.
3rd Fridge / Deep Freezer
Interphase forward sounder (sonar).
2nd motor for pilot + Girocompass.
Shaft Alternator
Anti-intrusion Alarm + Stainless steel door
King size double bed (1.5 M.) +cupboard
Black Waters Tanks
Complete Cover of Cockpit

Other: Sails by Worldwide leading international sailmakers: Northsail,
Doyle, Quantum
Asymetrical spinaker with sock + storm Gib.
4 Anchors + 300 M. Rope
3.5 M. hard bottom Hypalon inflatable dinghy + 15 H.P. + 3.3 HP outboards.
100 A. Mastervolt Charger + 35 A. Dolfin
220 W. Solar Pannels
Shaft Alternator
660 Ah Trojan Golf Cart Service battery Bank (24 V.)
Diving Compressor Bauer
2 Diving Tanks + Complete gear
2 Foldable Canoes
SSB HF Radio + Pactor Modem + AIS Receiver
Maxsea Software
Comfortable Chart Table Seat
Numerous complementary storage arrangment
Numerous Spare Parts
Dishes .../ Spare parts / 2 bicycles / Around the World Nautical Guide
Books....
Very well regularly maintained
Presently in Red Sea.
Full Specs and pictures on request at
bluemarinemartin@gmail.com <bluemarinemartin%40gmail.com>
2009-12-15


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Re: [Amel] Happy Holidays to ALL

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi Diane and Pat, wishing you all the best for 2009. Have happy memories of our time with you. We are back in New Zealand for Christmas, returning to the BVI late january. Hope the cold isn't too bad, as foreigners from the Pacific we cant believe how quickly it gets cold in the Chesapeake. We escaped just in time.
Kind Regards
Danny and Yvonne Ocean Pearl SM 299

--- On Fri, 25/12/09, dianexnielsen@aol.com <dianexnielsen@aol.com> wrote:


From: dianexnielsen@aol.com <dianexnielsen@aol.com>
Subject: [Amel] Happy Holidays to ALL
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Friday, 25 December, 2009, 11:57 AM


 




A very Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and the very best of the New Year to
all the Amel owners!

Diane and Pat
svShenanigans SM#123
Sassafras River, Maryland



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Re: [Amel] Re: alarm system

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi all, I guess security is like preparing for ocean passages. You prepare well, ensure you have all the equipment you need, decide on storm tactics in advance so if you are caught by bad weather you have a plan, prepare that plan after taking all the advice and information you can find, but then we must make our own choices, watch the weather forecasts and if you are caught in a storm do your best. We know sometimes boats are lost and we accept that risk but have no intention of becomming a statistic.
The possibility of our boat being "invaded" is just another of those risks we must manage, all part of the challenge of the cruising lifestyle.
Wishing you all a wonderful 2010
Danny and Yvonne Ocean Pearl SM 299

--- On Tue, 29/12/09, Serge Tremblay <laetitiaii@yahoo.ca> wrote:


From: Serge Tremblay <laetitiaii@yahoo.ca>
Subject: Re: [Amel] Re: alarm system
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Tuesday, 29 December, 2009, 7:09 AM


 



Hi Kent,
 
Not to alarm you, but check: Caribean safety and security net
 
http://www.safetyan dsecuritynet. com/reports. html
 
Sailing the Caribeans since 1987, some kind of protection is required, from the Bahamas and on.
 
Best security: Turks & Caicos (but it was long ago, my nefew who now lives there suggests it might have changed) and Les Saintes (Guadeloupe) .
 
Worst: Venezuela, St-Vincent & Grenadines, Dominica.
 
In between, most islands present, at some time, some security risk for yachties, including the French West Indies ( Guadeloupe and Martinique), but they are not as bad as St-Lucia.
 
Of course an isolated anchorage might be more risky, but i was either a witness to or informed of agressions or theft, in marinas or popular anchorages.
 
Personally, i suprised a thief aboard my boat while at anchor in front of Nassau. Someone stole a solar panel securly fastened to my boat then on the hard at the Carenantilles yard in Martinique. I had to show a gun to an invading and agressive yatch boy in Dominica, still in Dominica, in another location, i suprised a local swimmer (a unknown mature adult) on deck, coming from the bow of the boat, he had come up the anchor chain for an uninvited visit. Finally there was so much hassle, menacing words and verbal fight with a yacht boy in Wallilaboo, St-Vincent, that afterward my wife always refused to stop in St-Vincent main island.
 
In february 1989, entering Boca del Drago (Trinidad) while alone, at 6 AM, before surise, i was boarded by a small unidentified, flagless fishing Dory or Lancha, with 3 men aboard without any uniform or badge. The man  at the bow holding a machine gun. They said they were Trinidad Coast Guards and wanted to inspect my boat. I could not argue with the machine gun and two men came aboard. One held the helm, since i had swithed off the autopilot and i refused to lower sails, stating i feared the current would drift us toward land...
He maintained the course towards Port of Spain, while the the other examined the boats papers. The latter sat in the salon for 10 minutes looking at the registration documentation all written in french (a large 18 inchs by 24 inchs page), upside down. I offered to help. He refused. A few minutes later, both men left the boat without the 'reader' or the 'helmsman' saying another word. I will never know who they were. I asked information about this boarding to customs officers in Port of Spain a few hours later, to no avail 
 
On the Med (Almerimar), my bicycle, chained and locked to a light post 3 meters away from my boat, was stolen...
 
I was impressed to see a beautiful gun locker next to the chart table on Mr Henri Amel's last boat, a Mango ...
 
Serge D. T.    Opera, Mango 51

--- En date de : Lun, 28.12.09, Kent Robertson <karkauai@yahoo. com> a écrit :

De: Kent Robertson <karkauai@yahoo. com>
Objet: Re: [Amel] Re: alarm system
À: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com
Date: lundi 28 Décembre 2009, 9 h 37

 

Hmmmm.  Where did that happen, Danny?  Are there particular places that one has to avoid...other than Columbia right now?  Does anyone out there carry weapons?  I've avoided that subject mostly because of the hassle of checking in and out with weapons.
 
Thanks,
Kent
SM243
Kristy

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Découvrez les photos les plus intéressantes du jour.
http://www.flickr. com/explore/ interesting/ 7days/

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Re: [Amel] Re: alarm system

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Thank you Bill, will let you know if we proceed
Kind Regards and best wishes for the new year.
Danny and Yvonne Ocean Pearl SM299

--- On Mon, 28/12/09, svbebe <yahoogroups@svbebe.com> wrote:


From: svbebe <yahoogroups@svbebe.com>
Subject: [Amel] Re: alarm system
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Monday, 28 December, 2009, 2:43 PM


 



Hi Danny & Yvonne,

We have the following from http://www.marinegu ardsecurity. com/id5.html

Marine Guard
Hardwired MG58C Package $850USD
* (1) MG58 Marine Security Control
* (2) Status LED's
* (1) Marine Guard Siren
* (1) Lighting Controls
* (1) Wireless Receiver (4 Channel)
* (2) Wireless Key Chain Remotes
* (1) Chime Plate with on/off Switch
* (4) Marine Guard Deck Sensors (Handles up to 8 sensors)
* (1) Large Hatch/Door Contact
* (1) Small Hatch/Door Contact

We used 6 deck sensors which epoxy to the undersides of the deck and steps in the rear and on two sides of the frame of the engine hatch.

We did not use the last 2 items above and bought 4 extra deck sensors. The sensors are NOT a pressure mat, but rather solid state things that are epoxied to the undersides of decks and to deck supports. The system has been working for almost 4 years with zero false alarms.

We had to replace the original wireless remotes and found waterproof remotes to replace the originals. The wireless remote is a common alarm remote and available at any alarm source.

The system is 12 volts and will have to be wired to the PERMANENT 24v to 12v transformer on your Amel. We mounted the Horn inside the "open" sheet storage on the mizzen mast.

If you buy this system, send me an email at svbebe"at"gmail. com for installation and wiring hints.

Best,

Bill
s/v BeBe, SM2, #387
Currently Malaysia

Best,

Bill

--- In amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com, Danny SIMMS <simms@...> wrote:

This is a message to Bill on SV Bebe. When we met you in Opua you told us about your underdeck pressure sensitive alarm system. As our next moves are down the Caribbean chain from Tortola we are thinking of installing some system. Can you tell us about yours and where to get one.
Regards
Danny and Yvonne SV 299 Ocean Pearl



Re: Using Photo Folders on This Forum

jlm@jlmertz.fr
 

I am soory but it IS NOT POSSIBLE to create folder and sub-folders on photo album, (YAHOO limitation)
To be more clear in the presentation i have started all album names with "Cottonbay"
What can I do more ?


Best for 2010 !
jlm


Re: [Amel] Re: Turks and Caicos

karkauai
 

Thank You, Gary,
That's exactly what I was looking for.  I'll contact them and tell them you sent me.
 
Guess I'll quit worrying about the security thing again for a while.  Lots of other places I'd rather spend the money than alarm system...I'll put that on my wish list for some time in the future.
 
Kent
SM 243
"Kristy"

--- On Mon, 12/28/09, amelliahona <no_reply@yahoogroups.com> wrote:


From: amelliahona <no_reply@yahoogroups.com>
Subject: [Amel] Re: Turks and Caicos
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Monday, December 28, 2009, 5:48 PM


 





Hi Kent:

I left our boat (Amel SM 2000 with the same draft as yours) in the Turtle Cove Marina
on Provo for about 2 months once. see : http://www.tcmarina .com/ (that is www dot
tcmarina dot com).

The entrance is very tricky but you call on the radio and they send a guide boat out to
lead you in through the reef. The depths in the marina are adequate but not overly
generous. At the fuel dock we were fine but on the more northerly end in our slip we
would sit on the bottom at each low tide. No harm no foul. We had a very pleasant and
safe stay there. Have your GPS mark the way in so you can follow it out and then make
sure you use good eyeball navigation as well or ask for the boat to lead you out. The
passage through the coral heads is narrow and can easily be confused without
local knowledge.

Go there, I think you will enjoy it. PS, I echo what others have said about security in
the Caribbean, Use common sense, lock everything up, and don't be too spooked
about it. You are probably safer in the Caribbean abiding by these concepts than you
are in most big US cities.

Happy sailing, Gary Silver Amel SM Hull # 335

--- In amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com, "Kent Robertson" <karkauai@.. .> wrote:

Does anyone have any experience with leaving their boat in the Turks and Caicos for a few weeks? Looking at charts, it doesn't look too friendly to our 6'9" draft. I'm trying to get part of the way from the Virgins to Bahamas before leaving 'Kristy' for a few weeks in Apr/May. Only have two weeks to get her the rest of the way to the Chesapeake in May.

Thanks for any advice.
Kent
SM 243
"Kristy"







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Using Photo Folders on This Forum

amelliahona <no_reply@...>
 

Happy new year to all of you Amel sailors/owners.

I am glad that members post photos on this site, but may I be so bold as
to suggest that if you have a group of photos that you organize them in
to a FILE FOLDER. For example, perhaps all the " Cotton Bay" photos could
be placed into a file folder. This would make browsing the photos section
easier. Just a thought, and I don't mean to offend anyone.

Best regards, Gary Silver


Re: [Amel] Turks and Caicos

Peter Killen
 


Sent from my BlackBerry wireless handheld

-----Original Message-----
From: "Kent Robertson" <karkauai@yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 28 Dec 2009 22:26:35
To: <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
Subject: [Amel] Turks and Caicos

Does anyone have any experience with leaving their boat in the Turks and Caicos for a few weeks? Looking at charts, it doesn't look too friendly to our 6'9" draft. I'm trying to get part of the way from the Virgins to Bahamas before leaving 'Kristy' for a few weeks in Apr/May. Only have two weeks to get her the rest of the way to the Chesapeake in May.

Thanks for any advice.
Kent
SM 243
"Kristy"


Re: [Amel] Insurance

john martin <symoondog@...>
 

You might also want to get a quote from IMIS located near Annapolis, Maryland, USA. They have a special "Jackline" Policy that is designed for cruisers with only 2 people on board sailing worldwide. We have used them for the past several years.

You can contact Gary Golden at

gary@imis.pro

or call their office at 410-827-3757 EST



It does pay to shop around. Good luck !



Ruth Martin

MOON DOG

SM #248













To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
From: peter.aubrey@stme.com
Date: Sun, 27 Dec 2009 08:26:08 -0800
Subject: [Amel] Insurance







Hi,

I currently have my SM2000 insured through K Drewe Insurance Brokers in
UK starting last March mail@kdib.co.uk and www.kdibonline.co.uk

My premium is $ 2,185 which includes a $ 688 no claim discount. My SM2K,
'MAIA' #293 is insured for Mediterranean waters excluding war zones and
is normally Marina based in Malta. The insured value is $ 529,540 at
current exchange rates. There is an excess of around $ 1,600. ( $160 on
the dinghy and outboard ). I have not claimed on the policy. Prior to
that I used GJW insurance www.gjwltd.co.uk for many years including for
a transatlantic crossing and three years in the USA and Carribean. The
premiums were somewhat higher but the service very good. I also recently
had a quote from AXA insurance which was priced at $ 2,627. All USD
figures converted from GBP at today's rate. Fortunately I have never had
to claim. I would say it certainly pays to shop around

Peter Aubrey SM2K #293.







_________________________________________________________________
Hotmail: Powerful Free email with security by Microsoft.
http://clk.atdmt.com/GBL/go/171222986/direct/01/

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Re: Turks and Caicos

amelliahona <no_reply@...>
 

Hi Kent:

I left our boat (Amel SM 2000 with the same draft as yours) in the Turtle Cove Marina
on Provo for about 2 months once. see : http://www.tcmarina.com/ (that is www dot
tcmarina dot com).

The entrance is very tricky but you call on the radio and they send a guide boat out to
lead you in through the reef. The depths in the marina are adequate but not overly
generous. At the fuel dock we were fine but on the more northerly end in our slip we
would sit on the bottom at each low tide. No harm no foul. We had a very pleasant and
safe stay there. Have your GPS mark the way in so you can follow it out and then make
sure you use good eyeball navigation as well or ask for the boat to lead you out. The
passage through the coral heads is narrow and can easily be confused without
local knowledge.

Go there, I think you will enjoy it. PS, I echo what others have said about security in
the Caribbean, Use common sense, lock everything up, and don't be too spooked
about it. You are probably safer in the Caribbean abiding by these concepts than you
are in most big US cities.

Happy sailing, Gary Silver Amel SM Hull # 335

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "Kent Robertson" <karkauai@...> wrote:

Does anyone have any experience with leaving their boat in the Turks and Caicos for a few weeks? Looking at charts, it doesn't look too friendly to our 6'9" draft. I'm trying to get part of the way from the Virgins to Bahamas before leaving 'Kristy' for a few weeks in Apr/May. Only have two weeks to get her the rest of the way to the Chesapeake in May.

Thanks for any advice.
Kent
SM 243
"Kristy"


Turks and Caicos

karkauai
 

Does anyone have any experience with leaving their boat in the Turks and Caicos for a few weeks? Looking at charts, it doesn't look too friendly to our 6'9" draft. I'm trying to get part of the way from the Virgins to Bahamas before leaving 'Kristy' for a few weeks in Apr/May. Only have two weeks to get her the rest of the way to the Chesapeake in May.

Thanks for any advice.
Kent
SM 243
"Kristy"